The Wisconsin Rugby Referee Society has announced an upcoming Level 1 Referee Course on Sunday, September 20 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Rugby Referee Level 1 Officiating 15s Course in Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The course starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly. Lunch will be provided.
Anodyne Coffee Roasting
224 W Bruce St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor practical work.
Eligibility: All students must be CIPP registered members of USA Rugby (September 2015-August 2016 membership year) to participate in the course. If you are a Player, Coach, or Administrator you also need to be registered as a Referee.
Course Registration: Registration and payment of the course fee ($60) is only available online at http://usarugby.org/referee-courses. (You may register and pay upon arrival for the same $60.) Find this course listed by date, type of course, and location and click on Register. Note: Onsite registration will be accepted, but will be $90. Registration will be closed midnight, Sunday, September 13th.
After registering for the course, email the registration receipt to the Lead Educator, Steve Midthun (). The Educators need your registration receipt and email address for pre-course planning and communication to participants.
PRIOR TO THE COURSE, complete the following free online courses:
● World Rugby law exam at http://laws.worldrugby.org/index.php?&language=EN
● Rugby Ready program at http://www.irbrugbyready.com/?language=EN
● National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Concussion Training at
Course Certification Requirements:
● Current USA Rugby membership (2015-2016), including registration as a Referee.
The “system” allows you to have joint registration, e.g. as a Player and as a Referee.
● Completion of (includes emailing course completion certificates to the Educators):
o World Rugby law exam
o Rugby Ready program
o NFHS Concussion Training
● Attend and successfully participate in all course modules.
Description: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby refereeing. The purpose is to enable officials to acquire basic skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition. Course certification is required for anyone who wishes to referee any match that could potentially lead to a National Championship.
The course focuses on: Game knowledge, role of the referee, planning, principles of Rugby, referee preparation, game management, risk management, and how to have fun as a Rugby referee.